Very slow Cygwin startup on Windows 7

Andrey Repin
Sun Feb 15 21:50:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

>> >> If you are accepting suggestions, and up for some experimentation, try this:
>> >> 
>> >> # getent passwd $(id -u) > /etc/passwd
>> >> # getent group $(id -G) > /etc/group
>> >> # echo -e "#\npasswd: files db\ngroup: files db\n" > /etc/nsswitch.conf
>> >> 
>> >> and start bash without cygserver running. Just for test.
>> >> The idea is to have "your" groups in files so that in simple case of (just
>> >> startup" Cygwin don't have to talk to DC all too much. If at all.
>> >> 
>> >> You'd still need to run cygserver to benefit from long-time caching, though.
>> > Do you feel up to the task to extend the FAQ entry
>> >
>> > with a description of your solution?
>> I took a liberty to reorder and rewrite it a little.
>> Please tell me, if I didn't lost anything in the process.

> It reads nicely.  The paragraph starting with "The 1.7.35 release is
> expected..." needs a tweak as soon as 1.7.35 goes release, of course,
> but otherwise it's really neat.

> The problem is this:  The source of the file is not in HTML but in XML,
> see

> Any problem to rework for XML and sending as unified patch against the
> latest version of the file from CVS?

I was unable to find relevant CVS tree. The winsup/doc appears to contain the
parts of /cygwin-ug-net/ but not the /faq/ part of the website.

Andrey Repin ( 15.02.2015, <21:37>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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